With over 40 years in the needlearts as designer, teacher, and master knitter, Candice Powell has fostered an interesting and prolific knitting career.
Candice first learned to knit at an early age, as an eight-year-old Brownie in the U.S. This initial interest sparked an obsession, which eventually led to a well-earned Fashion Degree from Florida State University. With knowledge of design and a love for knitting firmly planted, Candice purchased her very own yarn shop in Tallahassee, FL, in 1986. In 2003, she opened her second yarn store, Yarntiques, in a quaint Victorian house in Johnson City, TN, with the intent to spread her love of the needlearts to her community. It was at Yarntiques that her passion for teaching and designing knitwear truly began to flourish. Candice loves to help knitters of all ages and at every skill level, whether it involves teaching a beginner to cast on or working with an experienced knitter to customize and modify a pattern to make it unique. She has also offered summer knitting programs for children, in addition to her regular schedule of knitting classes.
Candice has written patterns for Prism Yarns and most recently has designed several garments for the Tahki Stacy Charles Collections. In 2010, she was one of only 10 finalists in the Vogue “Magic of Mohair” Competition, a premier Vogue Knitting Live event, for her Mitered Coat design.
Today Candice continues to teach and design beautifully wearable garments for the fashion-forward knitter. You can find more of her work on Ravelry, at Yarntiques’ website, and by following Yarntiques on Facebook.